Avicii's Family Releasing Posthumous Album
The family of the late Avicii said Friday they will release music he was working on when he took his life a year ago at the age of 28.
“SOS,” the first single from an album titled Tim, will drop April 10. The album will be out on June 6.
In a statement, the family said Avicii (whose real name was Tim Bergling, was close to finishing the album when he died in Muscat, Oman, on April 20, 2018.
“He left behind a collection of nearly finished songs, along with notes, email conversations and text messages about the music,” the statement reads. “The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.”
Proceeds from sales of the album will benefit the Tim Bergling Foundation, which is focused on mental health and suicide prevention.
Avicii’s family and close friends told The New York Times that there were no indications he was planning to end his life and, in fact, he seemed to be in the best spirits they had seen him in for over a year.
“Nothing point in the direction that he was planning it,” said Avicii’s father Klas Bergling.
During his life, Avicii released two studio albums and four EPs, with hits like "Wake Me Up" and "Hey Brother."